"Kick-Ass 2" is getting served by "Lee Daniels' The Butler" at the box office this weekend.

The Weinstein Company's historical drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey earned $8.2 million on Friday, placing it ahead of the Universal superhero sequel, and leaving fellow newcomers "Jobs" and "Paranoia" in the dust.

"Butler" is expected to earn a strong $24 million for the weekend, while "Kick-Ass" -- which picked up just $5.8 million on Friday -- is looking at an approximate three-day take of $15 million. It's an OK start for the film, which Universal secured the U.S. distribution rights to for $10 million. 

The original film, which was distributed by Lionsgate, debuted to a more robust $19.8 million three years ago. 

"Kick-Ass 2" stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Jim Carrey.

Comedy holdover "We're the Millers" earned another $5.4 million on Friday, good for third place. Its domestic gross so far is $57.1 million, and there's a strong chance that it could eke out "Kick-Ass" for the No. 2 spot behind "The Butler."

In fourth place, the Matt Damon sci-fi film "Elysium" brought in $3.9 million, bringing its total to $46.2 million. 

Rounding out the top five was Disney's "Planes," which flew to $3.6 million. With numerous other family-friendly films overshadowing it, "Planes" has made a decent $35.5 million to date. 

Meanwhile, two other new wide releases opened to disappointing results.

"Jobs," the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, earned $2.6 million on its way to what looks like a weekend total of $8 million. Although opening numbers are disappointing, the film's $15 million budget should be easy to recoup. 

The thriller "Paranoia," starring Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard, is dead on arrival. With just $1.3 million on Friday, the $35 million film will likely earn between $4 million and $5 million for the weekend, and probably won't even crack the top ten. 

Look for complete weekend box office estimates tomorrow on HitFix.

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Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.